(American, born 1970)
Construction of the Emporium, 2002
acrylic on canvas, 16 x 24 inches
Artwork courtesy of the Artist
To learn more about Benjamin Edwards, see his painting Edge.
The initial concept and general visualization for an image always begin for me out of everyday experiences as a consumer, from the subconscious repetition of elements of the mass-cultural landscape which unavoidably, and relentlessly, fall into my perception like droplets into an ocean . . . This new manifestation of previously unrelated and disorganized facts is an attempt to express something about the places we inhabit, the ones we have lost, the places we hoped to make, and the ones we hope to never see.